Showing All "Islands" Posts

Imagine getting a bunch of your favorite comedians and musicians into a bowling alley, telling them they were there for a good cause, then getting them liquored up and to talk trash on each other…   Read Story »
Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them for a very special event. Stereogum and Videogum are partnering…   Read Story »
About this time last year, Islands' Nick Thorburn promised via a Progress Report to do a free solo album called I Am An Attic as a gift for fans. It was supposed to be part of a New Year's…   Read Story »
Michael Cera in a music video for the Islands directed by TV Carnage? Sounds like someone is getting all his ducks in a row before officially announcing his run for King of Bushwick! And that person…   Read Story »
LP3 (out Tuesday on ANTI-) finds Nick Thorburn reunited with Jamie Thompson on drum machines and sequencers. In January Nick told us, "It's a very stripped down affair, with minimal instrumentation…   Read Story »
Nick Diamonds and his Islands are some album details and one MP3 into the promotional swing for their forthcoming Arm's Way followup, Vapours. Today they reveal the set's title track, which does more…   Read Story »
In addition to giving us a listen of lead MP3 "No You Don't" and revealing that steamy album art, today Nick Diamonds' reconfigured Islands offer a glance at the song titles that will constitute…   Read Story »
At the end of September, Nick Diamonds & his shape-shifting Islands are following up 2008's Arm's Way with their third studio album, Vapours. The 12-song collection includes the drum machines and…   Read Story »
Yesterday we heard Sonic Youth cover an old Beck song and vice versa. Today we've got Islands' Nick Thorburn covering an even older Beck song. "Cyanide Breath Mint" can be found on the newly reissued…   Read Story »
Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy! Ed Droste! Diddy! Stereogum…   Read Story »